Adventure awaits with the Kirkwood Senior Travel Club | Webster Kirkwood Times

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The Kirkwood Senior Travel Club runs special seasonal trips for seniors, both locally and out of state.


Registration for the Kirkwood Senior Travel Club is now open for four trips in the fall of 2022.

Kirkwood recreation supervisor Laura Horton said residents and non-residents of Kirkwood are welcome to participate. All trips depart and return from the Kirkwood Community Center at 111 S. Geyer Road.

To register online, visit kirkwoodparksandrec.org or call 314-822-5855. To sign up for Kirkwood Senior Travel Club travel newsletters, email [email protected]

Cardinals baseball game — Thursday, September 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals as they take on the Washington Nationals for less than the price of a ticket and parking. The seats are in section 234 (third base box).

Registration deadline is August 25: $55 per person for residents and $60 for non-residents.

Angels – Thursday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gateway Tours manager Linda Koenig will share stories of hauntings, unusual occurrences, miracles and an actual exorcism on this historic tour. Stops include St. Joseph’s Shrine, St. Nicholas Greek Church, College Church, Lunch at Bissell Mansion, and Pink Sisters and Bellefontaine Cemeteries.

Registration fees include coach transportation, lunch and all tours. The registration deadline is October 6; $90 per person for residents and $95 for non-residents.

The Great River Road — Wednesday, November 9, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admire the stunning fall colors while exploring southern Illinois’ Great River Road, recently designated a National Scenic Byway.

The first stop will be at Melvin Price Locks and Dam. Visit the Great Rivers Museum to view the Mississippi River film and tour the lock and dam or see the museum’s exhibits. Then, travel to Pere Marquette State Park to enjoy a family-style fried chicken dinner. Then, take the Brussels Ferry across the Illinois River and stop at the Odelehr roadside market to buy cider, honey, apple butter, apples, and other fall treats.

Registration fees include coach transportation, lunch and all tours. The registration deadline is October 26; $80 per person for residents and $85 for non-residents.

Tree-mendous Holly-day Trip – Friday, December 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit the 30-room, 12,000-square-foot 1908 Stockstrum “Magic Chef” mansion in Compton Heights, decorated for the holidays. Lunch will be served at Zia on the hill. Participants will then walk a block to buy cheeses and sausages at Volpi’s Meats and Italian pastries at Missouri Baking Company.

Next stop will be Floral Row to visit wholesale florist Walter Knoll and see the greenhouses of poinsettias, cyclamen, Christmas cacti and other holiday plants. Floral designers will be on site to organize the holidays. The last stop will be along two blocks of Route 66 in Maplewood – Penzey’s Spices, Vom Fass St. Louis, Kakao Chocolates and Great Harvest Bread Company.

Registration fees include coach transportation, lunch and all tours. The deadline for registration is December 1; $110 per person for residents and $115 for non-residents.

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